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Sep 29, 2010 1:00am PDT
and execute a memorandum of understanding with the san francisco recreation and park department for the delivery and application of recycled water to the sharp park golf course. >> this is a product that we had put on hold a while ago pending the resolution of the issues, is that correct? >> the timing was that we had put it on hold and we were looking for a policy. they made the decision to do this and continue with the golf course. you gave us several authority to go ahead and authorize the beginning of the work. where do we leave the water? if the policy decision to go ahead was made and our decision to go ahead and have the recycle plant in place, do you have the date of that? >> recreation took the matter under consideration in 2009. >> i could not find the basic business terms. >> the basic business terms through a variety of funding sources, the north coast -- north coast county is delivering water to certain neighborhoods in addition to sharp park. you will assign the responsibility to rec and park for the mitigation measures that are contained in the agreement that we s
Sep 28, 2010 3:00pm PDT
the responsibility to parks and recreation. >> these are the mitigation measures. >> correct. >> these are the agreements that we had and we are now transferring or allocating to parks and recreation? >> correct. >> the item shows that would it would give the general manager the response -- the responsibility to negotiate the mou. the wording on the agenda is slightly different from the final wording. >> that is what we will be voting on. >> correct. >> are there any further questions? is any public comment >> we have three speaker cards. >> public comments on item 14. >> good afternoon, commissioners. we advocate the protection of national parks. a thank-you for your work on the conservation efforts. i am here to express concerns that the puc is considering authorizing agreements for the golf course which is within the boundaries of the conservation area this is the project that has been known and documented by the fish and wildlife service. we are concerned with this potential action. this came up in march of this year and april of this year. north coast county wanted to kn
Sep 10, 2010 3:30am PDT
us here today. i want to thank parks and recreation, and especially commissioners buel and harrison, who invested a lot of time in this. we started out as adversaries, but they were willing to meet with us and discuss things, and things became constructive very quickly. i understand that there is a lot of competing interest from these parks, and this is a very tough job, balancing everything. with the changes that we have made, this will be high quality and this will protect the park and everyone will be a winner. and so, i applaud you and your staff. i would also like to say to the supervisor -- chu and blackstone were helping us to mediate everything. >> i am guy stillson. i was wanting to thank parks and recreation, philip ginsberg and kern, ketchum, buell and harrison, to come to a fine account -- a fine compromise that i would like to invite everyone watching this on television and everyone in this room to come to this event. i would like free to come and join us. >> and is there any other public comment? public comment has been closed. >> commissioner harrison? >> i have a que
Sep 2, 2010 1:30pm PDT
to the san francisco parks and recreation department. he started out at the jackson playground where he coached thousands of kids that baseball, basketball, and football. he began running services for the facilities and began running the first inclusion program. for the last 21 years, he has poured his heart and soul into his job as the camp director for the day camp. that equates to 21 years for creating new games and crafts for kids every week. learning and teaching every single camp song and skit imaginable. if you line up all of the smorews you cooked they would probably go to the moon. this is a place for urban kids can go to explore nature to their car -- their heart's content. folks get together and celebrate. the things that they hear is how wonderful dave has been and how instrumental he has been to the success of the camp. this is his last week at pine lake camp. i want to thank you for all of your years of service and your dedication to the children of san francisco. thank you very much. [applause] >> i would like to thank the board of supervisors. a special law -- especially
Sep 29, 2010 8:30am PDT
will be like. there is no reason to prematurely to this parks and recreation at been aggressive -- there's no reason to do this prematurely. parks and recreation have been aggressively pursuing this. thank you. >> colleagues. >> if the land use changes, what is the ability of the facility to redirect the recycle water? >> i would say the capacity to redirect recycle water would be possible but severely limited. they can pump this into a and existing committee but this would be very expensive. it is possible to do this but it would be high cost. -- they can pump this into an existing community. >> is 80% the correct number? >> yes. >> it sounds like the decision on one hand has been made but there is some conversation that there could be reuse of the land. >> there are allusions to things like lawsuits and plans nothing that has come to us. we have checked with parks and recreation today. there is an action to deal with this piece of it. >> this would be a $30 million per year offset. >> of water that is of retail demand for us. >> the endangered species question that comes up, those medi
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
quote is head of parks and recreation. we e.went out to take a look. one problem he says needs fixing is the sabd. >> the sand under the equipment there are some exposed edges and things and some kpax of the sand. those are things we want to mitigate. >> he says he's going to send a maintenance crew out to till the sand in the next week and says he'll make sure the rust gets taken care of before the rainy season starts in november. >> brushing that down, removing the rust and treated the metal and then putting that layer of paint over that. >> she says it's about time the playground bot the level
Sep 7, 2010 7:00pm PDT
? >> this is the memorandum of understanding between the friends of sharon art studio and the recreation and parks department. >> i am the cultural manager for the parks and recreation department and the executive director for this museum. i am here to speak on behalf of the memorandum of understanding between the friends of the art studio, and the parks and recreation department. this organization has been around since 1991, and the purpose of this is basically to formalize a relationship that has been enforced for over 19 years. many of the provisions of have been happening, as we go on are basically in this and as far as the department is concerned, the advantage of having this is to basically allow the public to register, for example, this would be in the class system, regardless of whether or not the programs are available to the parks department's staff or the friends of sharon our staff. and this would allow universal registration. and this is for the online program. and this allows the parks and recreation department to manage all the revenue so that basically programs and attendance can be tracked,
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am PDT
, including an estimated 15,000 fans for the final match on july 11. goal number two, healthy recreational choices. we want to increase opportunities for recreation and promotion -- recreation and promote healthy lifestyles. a report from the trust for public land estimates that people are using parks 30% more in a down economy. in san francisco, our data continues to show that people are using parks and programs more not less. the total number of registered families in our system now exceeds 25,000. overall, program registrations in our system increased this year by 37% and scholarships tripled from 729 families receiving scholarships to 2 00,355 families. -- 2,355 families. we doubled summer camp participation and generated $500,000 in new revenue from those programs. we expanded our learn to swim programs by 25%. and we did it while offering healthy snacks at our facilities in compliance with the department of public health and the mayor's healthy food dreble directiveless. as you know, one of our most important accomplishments this year fits with significant budget challenges, reorgani
Sep 4, 2010 8:00am PDT
many happy hours of outdoor recreation there, and i am here to give my personal comment. i am a registered dietitian and an adult weight management specialist, so i'm also concerned about health, and it is my belief that the recreation and park committee should support the expansion and preservation of opportunities for outdoor recreation in san francisco, rather than turning our beautiful natural environment, which is limited -- a limited resources, into yet another place to sit down and eat. commissioner buell: thank you. >> commissioners, i would like to thank you for your consideration as well as the input from all the other speakers here today. i am the president of the stow lake corporation. our firm and family has been the concessionaire for the past 67 years since my grandfather reintroduced the boats. i urge you to reconsider staff's pending recommendation. over the years, we have responded to numerous bids. in each case, the process was competitive, but the evaluation criteria was known. that is not the case here necessarily. following a three of my concerns. through
Sep 7, 2010 4:00pm PDT
this went to the recreation and parks commission. here is the pattern we see over and over again. inside projects. a research program is approved before the lineup -- before the public knows that that exists. we are losing our public parks and our public comments because of this. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public? >> i did not know whether you want to me -- >> i think you spoke already during public comment. i am happy to take that document. are there any other members of the public who wish to speak? general public comment is closed. we can move to items 31-43. i would like to sever item 37. item 40. take a roll-call vote on the balance of this adoption. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor maxwell: aye. supervisor mirkarimi: aye. supervisor alioto-pier: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor dufty: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. >> there are 10 ayes. >> the resolution has been adopted. >> this ought to rise as the recreation and parks department on the value of approximately 61,000 for the training foundation to bui
Sep 3, 2010 4:00am PDT
the proposed lease before taking said least to the recreation and parks commission for your approval. next steps -- should the commission approve this, staff would convene the aforementioned outreach process and then began the lease negotiations upon successful negotiation of the lease. we would bring that back to -- bring said lease to the recreation and park commission. should this commission approves said lease, it would then require a hearing before the board of supervisors, budget and finance committee, and then the full approval of the board of supervisors. between now and contract approval excluding today, we have three more public hearings, and those will be opportunities for members of the public to attend a mandatory hearing to express their pleasure or concern with the proposed contract. additionally, any proposed improvements would require approval of this commission and the historic preservation commission and would go through a separate entitlement process that would be linked and have a number of mandatory meetings as well. -- that would be lengthy. lastly, i wanted to share
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am PDT
to fundamentally contradiction that you would set out that the recreation and parks department would be to enhance a culture and a century that is valued chiefly for its tranquillity. this will bring in more and more people, more traffic, more noise, most alarming given us no assurances that i'm aware of that all sorts of issues will be respected and addressed if this project moves forward. people are very concerned about the colony. also the possible effect of night lighting. there are lots of ramifications , the committee has no assurances that. the meetings would be damaging to the wildlife and plants. people are concerned about the serving of alcohol which is the case at the other park. perhaps, basically an environmental impact report. >> thank you. >> i would like to leave some recommendations which i hope will be included. >> for over 60 years and the privilege of enjoying the lake, where i want for exercise, to me, one of the principal laws is the tranquility. to existing code half and the staff and the operators have come for a part. i have attended public meetings to describe this. this
Sep 7, 2010 8:30pm PDT
outreach to the community about our department's new recreation model, we will be hosting back to rec night on september 29 at 34 recreation site as i cross the city. modeled after back to school night in our public school system, this is an opportunity for the community to meet the staff at their local recreation center or swimming pool, learn about our new recreation model and how they can participate and help determine the types of programs that are needed in their neighborhood. of course commissioners, you are all invited to stop by at any one of our 34 recreation centers across town and pools. on sunday, september 19, from noon to 3:00, the recreation and park department at the -- and the city fields foundation and a number of our community partners, including the neighborhood parks council, will officially open the newly renovated playfields. throughout the summer, athletes from the western edition have been enjoying the new fields and the consensus is everyone loves the multisport opportunities out there. it offers a playing field and reduces injuries from potholes. the city fields f
Sep 4, 2010 9:30am PDT
. it is $999,018. the recreation center and playground between 22nd and 23rd street the renovation of the children's play area at the lower part of the park, which is located, i am pointing it out with my finger right here, close to the tennis courts and also to the basketball courts and the play area was completed in 2007. the scope of this project includes the renovation of the play area located adjaceant to the center and the reconfiguration of the entrance on arkansas street to be able to achieve compliance. landscape, irrigation and site furnishing. you don't have this in the package but i brought the newest layout of the site plan. basically what we are doing at the entrance on arkansas street we are creating pedestrian separate entrance and vehicles for dropping visitors and handicap access. and then we have new asphalt around the recreation center. we are removing the old street. we are relocating one of the palms to be able to be out of the perimeter of the rec center, just planning for the future renovation of the recreation center and the playground area. actually it is
Sep 29, 2010 1:30am PDT
that you have to go on and make a decision. then we waited for the recreation and park commission to make a decision. clearly there are people who did not believe that this is a final decision but the decision was made and nothing will change that in any place else in san francisco. that is when we gave the authority to go ahead. >> i don't understand why we're having this discussion. >> i hear you, it is very clear now. >> i think that the horses are the left the gate. i don't know, i guess i don't really recall this happening but i don't really know. i thought that we are waiting for some more information from parks and recreation and not the future of the park and then with the board of supervisors would do. i guess we have automated decision on the plan. >> i did not research this for today. you're shaking your head. >> i don't recall who was on the commission when this was approved. i also recall about the report and the decision to move forward with the previously acted upon approval. i cannot remember the dates. the of recreation and parks commission. you could have the option of l
Sep 22, 2010 6:30pm PDT
and they would find a way to make trouble regardless. >> what we're talking about here is recreational use of drugs, not medicinal use of medications. the biggest problem with these medications that they are severely underused in this country, not that they're overused. they are severely underused. >> underused for medications? >> underused for the conditions that they're indicated for. they're underused for depression and the various kinds of anxiety that burdens so many people, so yes, there may be new yorkers taking these medications for fun, but that's not the way it is for most americans. >> she describes a cocktail party as a pill bazaar where pills are exchanged, correct? >> . yeah. i think a point that comes up with this is that there can be a fine line between medication and recreation. it's not like cancer where you can take a test and either you have it or you don't. there isn't a test to see if you have enough seratonin, which is why somebody would take prozac or another ssri. i mean, it's not as black and white. >> it's not likely you have an x-ray that shows you whether or no
Sep 4, 2010 6:30am PDT
the favors that week in choice out there. no change would be proposed that would impact the recreation that occurs there so that the joggers, people walking, people and to perform a tight cheat each morning -- tai chi each morning. we stipulated there would be no increase to the footprint of the building in any way that such proposals would be deemed non responsive. we prohibited any proposal containing a fine dining option. white linen and upscale food was not the goal, we were looking for something more simpler the limited to counter service. we also included facility conditions in speaking with the community, they had concerns about what the composition would be and we agreed with committee members to teach with this thing to expertise and skill set. those were a person with experience managing boat rental operation and familiar with boating center regulations and a person with historic preservation experience, a small provider and a member of the recreation department. having met the direction that the commission gave the staff, we published the rfq. we solicited an operator who is
Sep 11, 2010 11:00am PDT
that the formalizing of the relationship is very consistent with the recreation model that we are setting up, with the community recreation and the advantage of this is that the friends of sharon did this 19 years too early. we have a working example: this is established next year. that is what i have to say about this and i recommend this. they will continue to be an asset to the operation of the studio. thank you. >> we have a couple of representatives, and we have the administrative director. >> thank you. >> i have susan strollis and ben shockey. >> thank you, commissioners. thank you for the opportunity to speak on behalf of this studio. this is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the public since 1991. this is for a sustaining and enhancing the development and crass bunch of creative expression. all this is in cooperation with the sad to the chair and our program. those of believe that this is a component to help the community strive to make certain that quality and not competitive our programs are affordable and accessible to everyone. half of the classes are provided by th
Sep 21, 2010 1:30am PDT
to frame the conversation. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm lev kushner of the recreation park department. if we could just have the powerpoint on the screen. great. i just have a very quick powerpoint to make sure we're all on the same page. the proposal is for two regulation sized bocce courts. the idea behind this is this will activate this plaza which is currently significantly underutilized. the use that bocce courts entail is exactly the things that the recreation and park department feels is in line for our goals for this site. it's important to note that the gift is in kind. it's actually a gift of construction and materials only. it's not actually a cash gift. as supervisor chiu just mentioned, if the city decides to use the plaza differently at any point in the future, the donor has very generously agreed to replace the bocce courts and replace them with turf. all land is to remain under city ownership. there is no land changing hands as part of this proposal. here is just an aerial site plan. you can see that the two red rectangles are the bocce courts. that is the b
Sep 30, 2010 4:00pm PDT
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00am PDT
of the recreation and park commission. with the secretary take the roll, please. >> commissioner buell. commissioner harrison. commissioner bonilla. commissioner lee. commissioner martin. and commissioner sullivan. >> let me make a brief announcement. the ringing and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised that the chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any persons responsible for the ringing or use of cell phones, pagers or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. in order to facilitate an orderly meeting, we ask that you complete a blue card if you would like to speak on an item. and each person will have three minutes. >> also, please address your comments to the commission during public comment on items. in order to allow equal time for all, neither the commission nor staff will respond to any questions during public comment. the commission may ask questions of staff after public comment is closed. we are on item number two, wigs the president's report. >> the president has a very brief rep
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm PDT
hilldwellers. but wanted to say that, this is the third time that this was issued and parks and recreation really got this right this time in terms of community outreach. i was so excited to participate, and at one point in the process, there was a list of goals and principles, that you are probably familiar with. this served as a kind of starting out -- guiding document. the proposal is consistent and you may have more specific questions about the proposal. i was wanting to know that the process is going very well. thank you very much. >> is anyone else like to say something about this item? public comment is closed. >> commissioner lee? commissioner lee: thank-you for all the time that you have put into this process. it took time to set up all the meetings, and reviewing the package, to streamline the process in the future, if you understood. the only one person bidding on this, you would want to go through the whole process and so, i would like to know what you think there was only one person making this offer, even if this process can be more efficient going forward. >> i think that th
Sep 1, 2010 6:30am PDT
for all the hard work, the support, the enthusiasm, expertise from all the people from recreation and parks. we are deeply indebted to them for pushing this project forward and helping us keep really scenic parks where people from all over the city and all over the country come to admire the wild flowers and enjoy the scenery. commissioner buell: thank you very much. >> hello, i am also a representative for district 8. the trail is fairly dangerous, so it definitely needs improvement. i attended a meeting on july 14. i got an e-mail from you and from a number of local people. this was also posted in the meeting. while i can't guarantee that anyone knew about it, certainly people did their best. there are some concerns. there's a problem with underage drinking is -- some of these can be done with the budget, some probably can't. despite the concerns at the end of the meeting, does anyone disagree with the basic plan? nobody disagreed with the basic plan. we urge you to approve the project. >> is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. com
Sep 3, 2010 3:00am PDT
to our neighborhood. we have had a situation where we find ourselves with a new model for recreation and operational services. we were barely getting used to the last one and now we have anyone. we really need an answer about how it is that after $8 million of renovations, we might have the kind of services that we had hoped for it want to be able to ask the question and have a dialogue. whatever the outcome, we just want to know. please come. you will be receiving parking is. even more pointed from my point of view is that one thing we always try to do is to give the public at least a 30-day notice. oftentimes the things that we too are stalled. this is something that we found out by talking to our colleagues around town, they don't know anything more than we do. our committee wants to know what it will not have anything in our clubhouse. there is rumor about -- could we be on that list? we don't know. people did not understand how this will things work. they don't see that commission or anyone has fallen down and holding meetings in their neighborhood. give them an explanation. tha
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